For Immediate Release

VINELAND, Ontario – The Wine Council of Ontario (WCO) is pleased to announce that Michael Hlinka will be the Guest Speaker at this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) Guest Speaker. Members of the media are invited to attend Michael’s speech, which will focus on the Ontario Wine and Grape Industry Performance Study, as well as growth and profitability challenges in Ontario’s wine sector. Michael is a frequent business commentator in the media and is a tenured professor in the Faculty of Business at George Brown College. In addition, he designed – and runs – the Passing the CFA Program for the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies.

WHO: Michael Hlinka, Professor and Business Commentator

WHAT: Michael Hlinka, Guest Speaker on “Half Empty or Half Full: The Profit Outlook for Ontario Wineries” at the WCO AGM. Media will have the opportunity to hear Michael’s presentation and interview, as well as interview WCO winery members following the AGM speech.

WHERE: Cave Springs Cellars
3836 Main St,
Jordan Station,
ON L0R 1S0

WHEN: Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


For more information contact:
Alison Oppenlaender
Office: 905.562.8070 ext. 230

The OCW leads the growth and profitability of Ontario’s respected VQA wine sector – through strategic partnership and authoritative trusted advocacy. As a non-profit trade association, the OCW represents over 100 wineries from across the three designated viticultural areas of the province (Niagara, Prince Edward County and Lake Erie North Shore – including Pelee Island) as well as emerging wine producing regions such as Ontario’s South Coast and Georgian Bay/Grey County. OCW members are independently owned small and medium sized businesses – grape growers, manufacturers and leaders in tourism in their communities. Our members are the future of Ontario’s wine industry which is a source of new investment, jobs and award-winning wines.

For more information, please contact: | 905 562 8070 ext. 225

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